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[Pan American Recreation Center Exterior]

Description: Photograph of exterior view of the Pan American Recreation Center. A car is parked in the parking lot near the entrance. The Pan American Recreation Center was opened in June 1942 as the first Latin American Recreation Center in Austin and run under the auspices of the Federated Latin American Club and directed by the Austin Recreation Department. The name "Pan American Recreation Center" was chosen by the executive committee during a center naming contest. On September 7, 1956, a new Pan American Recreation Center was formally dedicated at 2100 East 3rd Street, just west of the old location and where it currently exists today. The building adjoins Zavala School and was built at a cost of $155,261. The Hillside Theater was later built and completed in June 1958.
Date: 196u
Item Type: Photograph

[A Parade on Congress Avenue]

Description: Photograph of a bustling Congress Avenue. There is a parade marching on the avenue. People are lining the avenue; men are in hats and ladies are holing umbrellas. Bosche's Troy Laundry building is in he center of the photograph.
Date: 189?
Item Type: Photograph

[Parade on Congress Avenue]

Description: Photograph of a parade on Congress Avenue taken from the southwest. There is a crowd of parade watchers on the street and people watching from the windows of the buildings on Congress Avenue. The Capitol building can be seen in the upper left corner of the photograph.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Pease Elementary School Students]

Description: Group portrait of teacher and students on the steps of Pease Elementary School in Austin. Someone is holding a sign off to the side, only a portion of it visible.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Players on Disch Field]

Description: Photograph of the outfield at Disch Field with a few baseball players on the field. Advertisements on the back wall are visible for Calcasieu Building Materials, East End Lumber, American National Bank, Clark's Used cars, and other companies.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

Pressler's Beer Garden

Description: View of people sitting in Pressler's Garden, a German beer garden. They are at wooden tables beneath large trees. The saloon was located at 1327 West 6th Street, in Austin.
Date: 189u
Creator: Hill, S.B.
Item Type: Photograph

[Protesting Aqua Fest Boat Races]

Description: Photograph of a group of people protesting the boat races on Lake Austin (now Lady Bird Lake) that were a common during Austin's Aqua Fest. The protests were led by Austin's Latin American communities who did not like the loud noises produced by the boats as the raced by their community.
Date: [1970, 1979]
Creator: Austin Citizen
Item Type: Photograph

[Rear of a small log cabin in the woods]

Description: Photograph of the rear of a small long cabin in a wooded area. The stone chimney stack is in the center of the wall and a small box for firewood sits to the left of the chimney. A small paned window with shutters is visible on the left side of the cabin.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Williamson, Nolen E.
Item Type: Photograph

[Rear view Seaholm Power Plant]

Description: Photograph of the rear of the Seaholm Power Plant from the river side. Raised dirt roadways are visible in the foreground, as well as the many power lines emanating from the plant. The Seaholm Power Plant was constructed at 800 West 1st Street (now Cesar Chavez) in the 1930s and was eventually demolished in the 1960s.
Date: 194u
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Lab., Austin
Item Type: Photograph

[Replacement of Library Building]

Description: Exterior view of old library being replaced by the new one, intersection of W. 9th St and Guadalupe. The old building is being moved for relocation. The base of a moontower is visible at left.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Riverside Drive & IH-35]

Description: A view of southbound IH-35 looking north. The State Capitol Building, The University of Texas Tower, and Texas Memorial Stadium are all visible in the distance.
Date: 197u
Item Type: Photograph

[Sandal vendor at the Renaissance Market]

Description: Photograph of a vendor selling flipflops at the Renaissance Market off "The Drag" portion of Guadalupe Street near the University of Texas, Austin campus. Other vendors on the lot have taken down their booths and vacated, leaving the lot bare and full of bricks.
Date: 197u
Creator: Austin Citizen
Item Type: Photograph

[Scholz Garten]

Description: Photograph of the front of the Scholz Garten and Austin Saengerrunde building with cars parked in front on the street.
Date: 196u
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:

[Seaholm Power Plant]

Description: Photograph of the Seaholm Power Plant in Austin, TX during the 1920s. Inscribed on the back of the photograph is "From left to right: "New" boiler room, turbine room, "Old" boiler room, which became the shop after equipment was removed and black stack torn down - 1927?". "Austin the Friendly City" is painted down the tall stack.
Date: 192?
Item Type: Photograph